Friday, February 29, 2008

To quote Jimmy Dugan

"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great." Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks - A League Of Their Own)

I am not sure if yesterdays workout was great or just stupid but it was what it was. So even after confirming with "THE MACHINE" that Thursday workout should NOT be a brick, I made it a brick. WHY, well because I apparently like my pillow too much in the morning, and it was pretty cold yesterday morning I might add. So the workout called for 45 minutes of swimming and 1 1/2 hours of running. The smart thing would have been to get up early and get the run done and then take a nice relaxing swim in the evening. But no that would be too easy (if I could have got up that is). So yours truly decides he would sleep in, in the AM and do both workouts in the evening. Knowing that the evening called for me getting home from work, eating, getting the kids ready for Karate, taking the kids to Karate, then when Kim finished her run she would come and relieve me at Karate so I can Start the 2+ hours of working out at about 7 last night.

I headed to the gym from Karate and got that workout done (I am real bad in the water so 45 minutes doesn't equal a lot of yards yet). But now the next problem I left myself with is that the gym where I was swimming at closes at 8:30pm so I had to change, and drive to the other gym where I could run on the dreadmill for an hour and a half. And thank you to Kim for bringing me the IPOD that we share (since one of us put HER'S through the washing machine). So I at an uncrustable, and a banana on the way to the other gym and started my run at about 8:20 pm.

The real sad thing is I know I would (and will) do the same thing the next time, well maybe not when the weather is nicer. No that probably won't matter to me.


Jeff said...

Nice brick. I think the 2 gym part lets you count extra, don't you think?

Just wondering, what page does Nancy Clark talk about uncrustables? (Inquiring minds want to know!)

K80K said...

WTG on having the motivation to get everything with all the added extras. I totally would have skipped the run if I had been in your shoes.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Dude, I’m opening up a cold one at 7:00 PM. You are awesome to get it in, now I feel like a slacker (with a cold brewski). Great workout!

J~Mom said...

Way to get your workouts done!! On days like it's easy to just let them slide but you got them done!

monica said...

i feel ya on having to turn two-a-days into bricks. sommetimes life and work and other crap just gets in the way. hey, at least we're gettin' it done!!!

Duane said...

I can so relate to making myself do evening bricks cuz I sleep in!

Anonymous said...

Great job, Dan!

I also put my swim off yesterday and ended up going to the pool at 7:15 last night. I thought...who have I become going to the gym on a Friday night?? I sure felt good getting it done though.

Nice weather is just around the corner :)